House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., discussed the panel’s top tech priorities, including updates to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986, and Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, Morning Consult reports. Goodlatte has sponsored the Email Privacy Act as a piece of legislation designed to update the ECPA. “This law is outdated and contains insufficient privacy protections for Americans’ email communications in today’s digital age,” said Goodlatte in a speech before the Federalist Society. He added, “Committee leaders will again work together in a bipartisan fashion to ensure Americans' privacy is protected as the government lawfully surveils the online activities of foreigners seeking to harm us.”
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